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Mint Pulao / Pudhina Pulao

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I have ‘N’ number of variety rice recipes in my hands and the courtesy is to my lunch box. It is not because we liked it much, but it is for its simplicity. They are easy to carry and stomach filling for the luch time too.

Mint Pulao is prepared based on the recipe of vegetable pulao where vegetables are substituted by only mint. When I prepared this recipe for first time, I felt something was missing and added tomatoes when I prepared for next time. It was really tasted good with the flavour of mint, very little tangy taste from tomato and rich taste derived from coconut milk. From then, I started to prepare this pulao very often.

Basic Information:

Preparation Time: <10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes + 20 minutes to cook rice

Serves: 2


Rice – 1 cup

Mint leaves – 1 cup, very finely chopped

Coconut Milk – 1/2 cup

Onion – 1 small one, chopped

Tomato – 1 medium one, finely chopped

Ginger and Garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

Green chillies – 2

Salt – to taste

Oil – 3 teaspoon

Cardamom – 2 no,crushed

Cloves – 2 no, crushed

Bay leaves – 1/2

Fennel seeds – 1/4 teaspoon


1) Wash rice thoroughly and cook it using pressure cooker or microwave. Once cooked allow the rice to cool. Keep it aside.

2) Wash mint leaves thoroughly and chop them very finely. Keep it aside.

3) In a pan, heat oil and add crushed cardamon, fennel seeds, cloves and bay leaves. Allow them to brown. You can sense the nice aroma spreads out the kitchen.

4) Add onion and saute them till they are translucent.

5) Add ginger, garlic paste and minced green chilli. Saute for few minutes.

6) Add tomato and saute till they are completely mashed.

7) Add mint leaves and continue sauteing.

8) When mint leaves starts to cook, add coconut milk.

9) Cook till the water content in the pan is completely evaporates.

10) Now, Add rice and mix gently without breaking the rice. Make sure you turn the flame to low.

11) Serve hot with any raita.

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Priya Sreeram

Uma the platter is stunning ! nice


Love mint pulao. Nice presentation.

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absolutely love this..amazing clicks

Vimitha Durai

Simple and yummy pulao. Refreshing lunch box recipe.

Santosh Bangar



Aromatic and mouthwatering mint pulao.

Gayathri NG

Simply yummy and aromatic mint pulao.Looks very tempting to taste.

vandana rajesh

Nice clicks…delicious pulao.

Kaveri Venkatesh

A very flavorful pulao…one of my favorites..

Padhu Sankar

Simple and flavourful pulao

Jayanthy Kumaran

awesome cliks…feel like reaching out and taste a mouthful uma..:P
Tasty Appetite


Havent made this.. Would try soon.. Btw, lovely clicks..

Prathima Rao

Yummy & flavorful pulao!!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner


The aroma would steal hearts for sure ๐Ÿ™‚ Love it totally ๐Ÿ™‚